How to host a memorable industry event

17:08 PM (6 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
Hosting an industry talk gives companies a chance to learn and share. You just have to look at the worldwide phenomenon TED Talks for proof. Inspirational speakers can motivate clients and peers, and if you’re not holding any, you could be missing out.

Standard Bank treats Johannesburg motorists to live jazz while they wait in the traffic

14:21 PM (9 Hours ago) Marketing News
Johannesburgers recently had a reason to drive home in rush hour traffic. That reason was jazz. On Tuesday, 1 September motorists were treated to a live jazz performance on a billboard on the corner of William Nicol and Republic roads in Sandton from 17:00 to 19:00. 

Share your talents on video with Ghost and win R5000

13:53 PM (9 Hours ago) Entertainment
Do you have a talent that you’d like others to see and actually get paid for sharing? Ghost, a new South African startup video platform targeting independent artists in various genres, including music, dance, poetry, film, acting, animation, comedy, stunts and overall entertainment wants your under four minute video. 

Introducing The Barcelona Principles 2.0

13:43 PM (9 Hours ago) Publicity News
In 2010, PR practitioners from 33 countries met in Barcelona, Spain to discuss the framework for PR and communications measurement. Convened by the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC), they identified seven key principles. Today, five years later, they have announced a new set of Principles.

Vote for SA’s next music icon with Jägermeister and Back The Artist

13:30 PM (9 Hours ago) Entertainment
Jägermeister has kicked off the voting leg of its third instalment of Back the Artist! The music initiative that is led by the iconic brand gives unsigned artists the opportunity to compete for studio time with a legendary producer.

Grey Africa welcomes Solly Mafa to their team

13:25 PM (9 Hours ago) People on the Move
Grey Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Solly Mafa as a new web developer. Solly has joined the agency’s rapidly expanding digital team and will contribute to Grey Africa’s increasing digital offerings to both existing and new clients throughout the region. 

Tsogo Sun commits itself to sustainable development through various programmes

11:35 AM (11 Hours ago) CSI
Since the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) was held in Johannesburg in 2002, cross-sector partnerships have become increasingly prevalent. 

Vodacom Open The City 2015 chooses five finalists

11:11 AM (12 Hours ago) Entertainment
With previous winners like Albairre and P.H.fat no wonder entries for Vodacom Open The City almost doubled this year, to an incredible pool of over 140 local bands. All are vying for the opportunity to play on the same stage as The Kooks, Milky Chance and The Cat Empire. 

Charlene Olivier promoted to creative director of shopper marketing at Grey Africa

10:35 AM (12 Hours ago) People on the Move
Grey Africa is proud to announce Charlene Olivier as the newly appointed creative director of the rapidly expanding Grey Shopper division. Olivier has a proven track record of being a successful, solutions-driven creative with a passion for experiential collaboration. 

Businesses invited to join CANSA Relay For Life

9:40 AM (13 Hours ago) CSI

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) will host the fifth annual CANSA Relay For Life Corporate event on Thursday, 19 and Friday, 20 September at Denel’s Irene Campus Corporate Office. 

Ster-Kinekor offers an early Vacation

9:09 AM (14 Hours ago) Entertainment

Ster-Kinekor will host two exclusive pre-screenings of the new comedy adventure film, Vacation. These pre-screenings take place at 17:00 and 20:00 on Saturday, 5 September at all Ster-Kinekor sites nationally.

SA and Zimbabwe unite for African marketing conference

9:02 AM (14 Hours ago) Marketing News

Professional marketers from across the continent will be meeting in Johannesburg in November to reflect on inspiring African market development and how to captivate the consumer in times of change. 

Webfluential sets its sights on Africa

16:14 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Webfluential, an industry-leading Influencer Marketing platform, has announced that it is investing in its growth in Africa by introducing an agency partner programme and Cape Town based office.

REVLON sponsors colourful Cancervive Ride

16:02 PM (Yesterday) CSI
REVLON is proud to be the headline sponsor of Cancervive, a dynamic survivor driven NGO that dedicates itself to cancer awareness, cancer education and keeping the Cancer Conversation alive.

Stimorol is looking for brand ambassadors

12:46 PM (Yesterday) Advertising News

To inspire South Africans to pick up the habit of chewing gum, Stimorol will be launching a new TV commercial and YFM radio campaign around the benefits of chewing Stimorol, as well as encouraging them to swop a bad habit for a good one. 

Port Elizabeth is welcomed to the Neighbourhood

12:23 PM (Yesterday) Media News

After the launch of Sunday Times Neighbourhood editions for the Johannesburg, Pretoria and KwaZulu-Natal regions at the beginning of July, a full-colour weekly property and lifestyle insertion will be included with copies of the Weekend Post in Port Elizabeth as from Saturday, 5 September.

YouTube is the new black

11:55 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
It was not that long ago that the verb to Google was added to the English language. Not that far behind it was the verb to YouTube; a visual Google as it were. The terms are now common place in the English language but the real question is how effectively are South African brands utilising this virtually untapped social media marketing tool to reach their target markets?

International industry leaders to speak at Music Exchange 2015

11:38 AM (Yesterday) Events
Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Music Exchange (#MEX15) is South Africa’s premier music, film and entertainment programme running in Cape Town on Friday, 25 and Saturday, 26 September 2015 – and in tow are the world’s most respected names in the business.

The influence of media internships

11:35 AM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk

A newsroom is an unforgiving environment, and quite frankly a terrifying place for a recent graduate to find themselves in, because although journalism degrees equip students with the theoretical knowledge of the industry, real-life experience is what enables them to slide right into the media machine.

SPARK Media takes Eskom's 49m campaign to new heights

11:25 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
For a period of seven months, Eskom ran its 49m campaign on SPARK Media’s Dealfinder and Local News Network sites. The campaign called on consumers to ‘know your number’, indicating either a high or low level of power usage within the home.

The ‘so what’ marketing analysis on mobile growth in South Africa

8:55 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
It’s an obvious truth that South African mobile penetration is at an all-time high. The Cape Times has just reported a 100% rise in mobile commerce since 2013. So says Ben Evans, managing director, Digital Portfolio Ogilvy & Mather South Africa.

Watts what with Derek

8:11 AM (Yesterday) In Focus

He’s graced South Africa’s TV screens every Sunday night for the last 27 years. Reporting from the tops of mountains and the middle of conflict or chatting to celebrities, criminals and peacemakers. Derek Watts is one of the most recognisable faces of investigative journalism in our country and says curiosity is what has always spurred him on.

Rouge releases her new single featuring Reason

7:57 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
2015 has been an amazing year for South African music, hip hop in particular where we've seen various artists join forces to bring some of the best collaborations to life. 

Red Carpet Concepts appointed to look after Webersburg’s communications needs

7:36 AM (Yesterday) New Accounts
Bespoke PR, Marketing, Social Media and Events agency, Red Carpet Concepts (RCC), has announced its appointment by Webersburg Wine Estate.

New marketing and brand manager for MadWorld Group

17:31 PM (2 Days ago) People on the Move
The MadWorld Group has appointed Lucky Sithole as its new marketing and brand manager. Sithole, a Durban native, joined the group’s Cape Town office in August 2015.

Idols SA Top 16 Guys kick off season 11's first live show

17:06 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
The live Spectaculars for Idols SA season 11 kicked off on a high note at Pretoria’s State Theatre on Sunday, 30 August with a spirited group performance by this season’s Top 16 Guys of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ smash hit, Uptown Funk.

Digital marketing helps SMEs to punch above their weight

16:58 PM (2 Days ago) Opinion
For most entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses, the realm of the internet, social media and digital marketing is a world that is the sole preserve of big businesses with deep pockets. However, nothing could be further from the truth, says Ethel Nyembe, head of Small Enterprise at Standard Bank.

Why you need PR during a crisis

16:14 PM (2 Days ago) Editorial Desk
Brands and businesses make mistakes all the time. It’s perfectly normal. But what happens when these mistakes take place in the public eye? A public crises has the potential to not only embarrass stakeholders but it can destroy a brand’s reputation altogether.

Hisense to sponsor the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour

15:32 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News

Hisense has jumped onboard as technology sponsor of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, the world’s freestyle motocross champs set to amaze fans at the South African leg.

SPHEctacula and DJ Naves to release Kings Of The Weekend this September

15:09 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
South Africa’s dynamic DJ duo, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves, are set to release their highly anticipated debut album aptly titled as they are known, Kings Of The Weekend, on Friday, 4 September 2015. 

Cell C Girl Child Institute welcomes Dolly Mokgatle

14:56 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News

Dolly Mokgatle has been announced as the new patron for the Cell C Girl Child Institute of Mentorship. More than half of South Africans between the ages of 15 and 29 are unemployed. These Institute of Race Relations statistic includes many school leavers with matric and tertiary qualifications.

7 steps to setting up a better digital marketing campaign

14:39 PM (2 Days ago) Opinion
Marketing your brand message to a digital audience can seem a daunting process but if you follow these easy steps you should quickly find yourself on track to a complete digital advertising campaign. So says Gavin Coetzee, a digital researcher for amaSocial.

Theatre on the Square to play host to award-winning one person show C Sharp C Blunt

14:21 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
The Auto & General Theatre on the Square is delighted to once again host a dynamic production from India as part of the ever popular Shared History Festival

LexisNexis fulfils local NGO’s wish list

14:15 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
Local anti-human trafficking organisation, Red Light South Africa received two much-needed laptops and food hampers from LexisNexis South Africa. The sponsorship was handed over on Damon Beard’s Big Favour on East Coast Radio and forms part of LexisNexis’ mission to create awareness around human trafficking.

Judging panel announced for 2015 Galliova Awards

14:01 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
South African culinary heritage is the theme of this year’s Galliova Food and Health Writers’ Awards. Organisers have secured a judging panel of foodie personalities who represent vibrant local cultures and have first-hand experience of five-star food journalism. 

August/September edition of Strategic Marketing focuses on the demand for digital marketing skills

13:20 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
In just five years, the time most individuals spend on the Internet every day has almost doubled. Given that this is a trend which has still to peak, it’s unsurprising that demand for digital marketing skills is outstripping supply, both in South Africa and abroad. 

BBC Earth survey reveals South Africans want to get closer to nature

13:07 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
The majority of South African people (91%) think spending time outdoors with nature is important, and over three quarters (80%) wish they could have a closer connection with nature, according to new research unveiled by BBC Earth. 

October is the month of the butterfly

12:57 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
With World Hospice Palliative Care Day taking place globally on Saturday, 10 October, the world comes together and speaks out in support of those giving and receiving palliative care. The theme this year is Hidden Lives, Hidden Patients - Compassion & Care for All. 

Blast Brand Catalysts puts Italtile’s marvel range on trend

12:39 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News

It’s not every day that one thinks about tiles. With client Italtile, the creative team at Blast Brand Catalysts (BBC) ponders little else.

Grey Africa promotes Huibri Schalkwyk to PR and Social Business Unit Director

12:35 PM (2 Days ago) People on the Move
Grey Africa is delighted to announce the appointment of Huibri Schalkwyk to the position of PR & Social Business Unit Director. To date, Schalkwyk has been PR account director of Grey Africa. 

Gigi Lamayne’s Jungle Fever is taking off

10:47 AM (2 Days ago) Media News

Four-time South African Hip Hop Award winner, Gigi Lamayne’s new single, Jungle Fever, debuted at the number one position on both the YFM #Bombchart and the #YUrbanTop40 chart over the weekend.

Nal’ibali launches its national ‘Story Bosso’ storytelling competition

9:29 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
This September, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is launching a nationwide storytelling competition to find South Africa’s first ‘Story Bosso’. 

Gorilla Creative Media work makes EMEA Smarties shortlist

9:16 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
After coming away with four wins at the South Africa MMA Smarties Awards in Durban, the happy news continued when it was announced that two Gorilla campaigns had made the prestigious EMEA Smarties shortlist. 

Sexpo joins the Film and Publication Board to promote positive sexuality

8:59 AM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Sex needs to be healthy, consensual and safe. As partners, Sexpo and the Film and Publication Board (FPB) are working to promote this message, to help fight against child pornography and child trafficking, and to empower people to enjoy a healthy sexual lifestyle.

Jack Parow and Loki Rothman join Harley-Davidson to raise funds for CANSA

7:35 AM (2 Days ago) CSI
Harley-Davidson® Africa and its 12 authorised dealer partners is calling on all South Africans to join the 2015 Fearless cause, which aims to raise awareness and funds in aid of Breast Cancer. 

Alliance Media secures another airport contract

15:57 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News

Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA) in Gaborone re-opens on the Friday, 18 September and once again Alliance Media has been awarded the exclusive indoor and outdoor media contract.

20th Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo deemed a resounding success

15:47 PM (3 Days ago) Media News

The 20th Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo, which took place from Thursday, 27 to Sunday, 30 August at the CTICC attracted just over 38 000 visitors looking to create, decorate and renovate their homes.

August winds can kill, warns Virseker

15:21 PM (3 Days ago) Opinion
The month of August is notorious for stormy winds that can cause pandemonium in an instant. “We recently saw in the news how the force of the wind toppled a large truck close to the Hugenot tunnel, so high winds are certainly no joke,” says Elmarie Twilley, spokesperson for Afrikaans insurer, Virseker. 

Durban Fashion Fair announces winners of its Recognition Awards

15:21 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) - now in its fourth year, hosted by Idols SA judge Somizi Mhlongo, ended with a bang with the first ever Durban Fashion Fair Recognition Awards held at the SUNdeck at Suncoast.

4 signs that your small business has (finally) arrived

15:18 PM (3 Days ago) Opinion
There is no shortage of articles, seminars and textbooks that claim to tell you how to run a successful small business, but few of them define exactly what it means to succeed. Yet it’s important as a small business owner to know what you’re striving for every day so that you can stay focused on your goals. So says Steven Cohen, head of Sage One AAMEA.
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